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Old 10-25-2011, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How should a Boxer do his Roadwork training?

I already started training for Amateur Boxing and have been shadow boxing,pushups,and other basic indoor boxing training.

But need help on Roadwork advice.I've been neglecting this essential part of Boxing as of now and will start conditioning myself.
1)How many miles should a Boxer jog or run during Roadwork Training
2)How many days a week should a Boxer do Roadwork?Daily?
3)Should a Boxer Run at maximum speed or Simply Jog/Brisk Walk during Roadwork?
4)Recovery Advice to have body heal quicky
5)Should Roadwork be resumed the next day afterwards?Or should it be every other day?What I mean is say I ran on Monday.Should I go ahead and do it on Tuesday or should I wait for my body to heal from Roadwork and resume on Wednesday?Then skip Thursday and resume Friday?
6)What Foods
7)Any more advice you offer

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I already started training for Amateur Boxing and have been shadow boxing,pushups,and other basic indoor boxing training.

But need help on Roadwork advice.I've been neglecting this essential part of Boxing as of now and will start conditioning myself.
1)How many miles should a Boxer jog or run during Roadwork Training
2)How many days a week should a Boxer do Roadwork?Daily?
3)Should a Boxer Run at maximum speed or Simply Jog/Brisk Walk during Roadwork?
4)Recovery Advice to have body heal quicky
5)Should Roadwork be resumed the next day afterwards?Or should it be every other day?What I mean is say I ran on Monday.Should I go ahead and do it on Tuesday or should I wait for my body to heal from Roadwork and resume on Wednesday?Then skip Thursday and resume Friday?
6)What Foods
7)Any more advice you offer

Thanks in Advance!
Hi CounterSwarmer and welcome to boxingforum.com

Roadwork is a very important part of a boxer's overall training regimen. Without it you cannot develop the necessary stamina or work at high intensity. The ideal number of miles should be 5-6, depending on how much weight you want to lose. You should maintain a pace that would make it somewhat difficult to maintain a conversation without wearing yourself and it should be done almost 6 times a week, if you're a beginner however every other day would be a great way to start. Once your body becomes adapted, you should switch things up and run five times a week. To properly recover adequate rest is a must and nutrition plays a large role in it as well, get 8 hours of sleep very night and eat whole grain pasta, brown rice, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables. Stay away from high sugar, simple carbohydrate foods like soda, it only makes you gain fat and increases fatigue due to the sugar crash.

You said you do push ups. They're a great exercise to do and along with pull ups, sit ups, squat thrusts and other simple yet hard calisthenics you will build speed, strength and further increase your stamina as well. But above all, keep training boxing its the only way you're going to hone your skills. Good luck

P.S. NEVER train to failure. Doing so will only setback your gains.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for Advice!

Hey is there any book specifically on Roadwork For Boxing?
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Joe Frazier's Box Like The Pros has a section on roadwork and training for boxing. I have the book myself and it an awesome book. I highly recommend it. You can read it online, below is a link

http://books.google.com/books?id=_NT...page&q&f=false

Scroll down and you'll see it
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I Personally done 1 Mile jogging as part of my boxing training on the nights that I was in the boxing gym being a mon wed n a fri then on a saturday and sunday done a 3 mile jogging at the same pace without anyother boxing trainning.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What about sprints, or hill sprints? Would you consider this as part of road work?
Any form of running that develops that targets the aerobic and/or anaerobic system is part of the roadwork. Its very important to develop both.
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Hey is there any book specifically on Roadwork For Boxing?
I can't remember the name, at the library I read a book that has all the great champions, and they're training routines, including roadwork. It was really good. You could probably figure out the name by searching around online.
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Others here have given good practical advice, i will offer a couple of quotes from a certain Mr Muhammad Ali.

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

CounterSwarme good luck in your boxing career.
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